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Fri 24 Mar
Old New Year’s Eve Celebration
Friday, March 24, 2023 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Let's party like it's 1751! Did you know that from 1100 CE until 1752, the British Empire celebrated New Year's Day on March 25th? Although the Dutch had adopted the new calendar in 1582, the English held onto the old ways much longer. Which meant the January 1 New Year in the colony of New Netherland changed back to March 25th when the British took over in 1664! Join us for an evening celebration featuring a short historical overview of the calendar history and traditions by Philipse Manor Hall Site Manager Michael Lord, followed by music, dancing, and a faux New Year's Eve countdown. Featuring historic recipes for 18th century punch and hors d'oeuvres. Hosted by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, tickets for this event are $25 for Friends members, $35 for the general public. Tickets include refreshments. All proceeds benefit Philipse Manor Hall educational programs. Space is limited. Get tickets at
Wed 12 Apr
Lecture: Insurrection, Conspiracy, and Resistance in Colonial New York
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 07:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Colonial New York City was the location for two large scale insurrections and conspiracies planned and enacted by the city's sizable enslaved community. Not surprisingly, enslaved individuals of the Philipse family played a part in both plots. Join historian and Philipse Manor Hall's Site Director, Michael A. Lord, as he discusses these plots and other methods of resistance carried out by the enslaved community in 18th century New York. In-person tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Tickets include general admission to the museum. Call (914) 965-4027 or email to reserve your seat. Virtual attendance via WebEx is free, but registration is required. Register at
Sun 30 Apr
Lecture: Nothing to Fear: FDR In Westchester
Sunday, April 30, 2023 02:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Throughout his long career in public service, Franklin D. Roosevelt made many visits to Westchester County. One of his favorite places to deliver a speech was Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers. In this compelling illustrated talk, Anthony Czarnecki reveals his extensive research into FDR's many connections to Westchester County. This in-person program is sponsored by the Westchester County Historical Society and hosted by Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site. "Nothing to Fear" is free to the general public. Seating is limited, reservations recommended. Call (914) 231-1437 or email to reserve your spot.